5,152 reviews
  1. San Marcos, TX
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Texas State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666

Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Scores Range
930-1120
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Texas State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,871/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,894/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,578/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,856/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,913/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.352 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.354 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.354 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,234Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 229 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Average
    13%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Young
    7%
  • Different
    6%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.430 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.527 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 249 responses
Report
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    30%
  • Great Education in a great location
    12%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    12%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    9%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    9%
  • A good introduction into university life
    9%
  • Party school
    8%

After Texas State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.253 responses

Texas State University Reviews

5,152 reviews
All Categories
Texas State is a great place to go to school. The professors are super helpful in making sure you understand content. The town is fun with lots of things to do including the river that is part of the school. It’s really close to Austin and San Antonio. The dining it’s great and includes vegan options! The only complaint I have is the hills but even then it’s a great opportunity to exercise. Even though it’s a big school, advisers are still super helpful to each student and career advisers are determined to help. I will definitely continue my studies there!
A beautiful campus with a lot to offer. Professors are engaged with their students and genuinely care about their success. The campus is located on a hill and there is a lot of walking involved to get around, so the added fitness is a plus! However, San Marcos is not a very large city and the experience will not be anything similar to going to a big city school like Austin. Through this, Texas State is able to provide a large university feel, in a small town environment.
I have had a great experience at Texas State. Every professor I have had was great. The only bad thing about the school was how far classes were from each other, sometimes I was late to class. Also the food is horrible. If you are trying to eat healthy Texas State is not the place for you. I believe they should have healthier food options. I love that Texas State and groups and organizations for everyone. There is always fun events to go to on campus. Overall Texas State is a great school besides the food and I would recommend it to anyone!